Speaker

Rebecca Parilla
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rebecca Parilla is a clinical psychologist who has been working in children’s behavioral health specializing in at-risk populations for over 20 years.  She was a behavioral health consultant for Head Start and Early Head Start programs for over a decade, developed and supervised an autism-specific Birth-to-Three Program, and offered psychological consultation to various school systems.  Additionally, Dr. Parilla has worked in community mental health and child welfare systems throughout her career offering psychological assessment and intervention for preschoolers and school-aged children.

Dr. Parilla has presented at multiple professional conferences on the topics of maternal depression, infant mental health, attachment, trauma, and home visiting.  She is an active member of the Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CTAIMH), serving as a reflective supervisor for professionals within CTAIMH and presenting as keynote speaker at their spring conference in 2011.  She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor, Clinical (Level IV-C) by CTAIMH.

Additionally, Dr. Parilla was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Connecticut MIECHV conference where she presented on stress and its impact on young children.  Prior to becoming the National Clinical Officer at the National Program Office of Child First, Dr. Parilla was the Clinical Director of a Child First affiliate site in Northwest Connecticut.  In her role at Child First NPO, Dr. Parilla oversees clinical operations of all sites in the national network.